Tonight I learned that my mom has, on at least a few occasions, suggested a single woman check out my website and contact me if interested. I found it quite funny (and sweet, of course) as a modern twist on “you should meet my son.” I think it caught me off guard too because she does not often bring up my dating life when we talk.
Love it! Reminds me that I should do something with my name-domain.
I just watched a news report of a 2,000-attendee conference for “health and wellness advocates” that took place in the San Diego Convention Center. From the clips, I would say at most 10% of people were masked indoors. I searched the event page for “covid” or “mask” but only found info on a sub-page. It said they were providing masks (good) and hoping that as community leaders, everyone would model the precautions they’re asking of the public by volunteering to wear masks indoors (WTF). To top it all off, their slogan was “Building an equitable future.” Infuriating. Not wearing a mask at a crowded indoor event is definitely not contributing to an equitable future.
I feel this so hard. When I’m masked in a public indoor space and see unmasked people, I wonder: do they not know because they’ve been misled, or do they not care? I do feel it’s more of the former, but it’s just mentally exhausting. I don’t regret my choice to mask at all, but it feels very othering.
Man, tonight’s livestream of Sherri performing Eisley’s Room Noises brought back a lot of memories. Hard to believe that album came out 17 years ago! Time needs to stop moving so quickly, please.
If you aggregated some RSS feeds and piped the result into a Mastodon account, would that be the United Federation of Planets?
Woohoo, tickets acquired for Death Cab for Cutie / The Postal Service next October! It will be my first time at the Hollywood Bowl, too.
It was the microformats2 feed on your homepage. It still showed content, but it's formatted a bit weird, showing multiple notes in one "post". Try it in the Monocle preview: https://monocle.p3k.io/preview?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcolinwalker.blog%2F
Currently the authorship on my notes points to the homepage, so the h-card there should have the info. It's not as common a setup, but see steps 5 and 7 in https://indieweb.org/authorship-spec#Algorithm
Hello again! I recently saw some oddities in my feed reader subscription for your homepage. I visited and figured out it's at /blog now. I updated the subscription and am seeing your posts in Monocle again.
I learned via a podcast that The Pentaverate is in the same cinematic universe since that’s a conspiracy theory mentioned in So I Married an Axe Murderer!
“He’ll be crying himself to sleep tonight, on his huge pillow.”
Then, just like that, it’s sunny again!
Goodness, this rain. Hopefully I don’t float away.
It doesn’t take much rain to say this in San Diego, but we’ve had quite a bit yesterday and today.
What brings you to town? I just got back from a chilly night walk on that beach!
Yeah, I’ve been trying to get back into that more this last month. It’s fun and I’ve missed it!
Oh no! I hope recovery is quick and no long-term issues.
“The goal of this series is not to present music as disposable background noise to be mostly ignored or tuned out, but the complete opposite — the goal is to present music that can engulf the listener, carefully selected works that can be fully appreciated (perhaps even enhanced) despite sometimes only having peripheral attention paid to them.”
This is awesome, thanks!
I think the easiest way would be to create a separate HTML page for the updates and add microformats for note posts. Then plug that URL in to Granary (https://granary.io/?x=118&y=19&input=html#logins) and convert it to RSS. Granary will give you an RSS URL that people can subscribe to in a reader. That way you don't have to mess with RSS and XML, which can be messy. I do this for the feed of my notes: https://gregorlove.com/notes.atom redirects to the Granary magic and voila!
It is possible, but depends on what software is creating the RSS feed file. I think the “guid” element is the main part of an RSS entry that readers check to determine “is this a new post?” So, theoretically, if the software creating the RSS feed updated the guid and the published date, the content of that entry would show up again in a reader as if it were a new post. Depending on the software, it might be easier to keep a separate RSS feed where each entry is a short text and link to the resources page: “Resources page updated: [link]”